Sunday, July 4, 2010

Obama's Leadership

Aside from the fact that the title of this piece is an obvious oxymoron, what is it about Obama’s attempt at leadership that is so galling? Is it because he hasn’t the respect or the decency to show us his birth certificate or his college records? Or is it that he avoids decision making at all costs? Remember his voting record as a state senator? His favorite vote was “present.” Is it because he has delegated his authority to over two dozen left wing extremist Czars? Is it his inability to grasp what needs to be done in Iraq, Afghanistan or with the BP oil spill? Is it his exasperating tendency to repeatedly ignore the sentiment of the public? Or is it his failure to follow through on campaign promises or his outright lies? Maybe it’s just his whining and refusal to accept responsibility.

He seems to have graduated from blaming all his failures on Bush to now claiming that laws cannot be enforced and our borders cannot be controlled. At first blush he appears to be a colossal weenie, but I don’t think that is the case. I think instead that he is indeed way over his pay grade when it comes to leadership, so he defaults to the only thing he is good at and that is lying to people to get their votes. It is more important to him to stay in office and be supported by fellow Democrats in Congress than it is to do his job, which is to abide by his oath:

"I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Maybe he is doing it to the best of his ability, and his best just isn’t good enough.
Article !V, Section 4 of the Constitution of the United States says:
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.

After swearing to uphold the Constitution and then having the audacity to deliver a major speech in which he states that the borders of the United States cannot be controlled and some laws are not enforceable is tantamount to saying I cannot or will not enforce Article IV, Section 4 of the Constitution. If an employee of a company said that about a company’s policy or a military commander said that about a direct order, he or she would be immediately relieved of responsibility. For our President and Commander- in- Chief to make such and outrageous statement is so un-American and so repulsive that is warrants impeachment.

But he will not be impeached because everyone knows why he said it. He simply gave illegals hope that our borders would not be controlled and they may still obtain blanket amnesty. For extending that hope, Obama expects to win back the Hispanic voters. Now any rational person would see right through Obama’s strategy. He is obviously playing politics with the borders of the United States. He is sacrificing our integrity and our safety for votes. This is the lowest of the low in terms of crass politics. And yet, where is the major media outrage? Not only has Obama abandoned his responsibilities in regard to our borders, he has literally given over thousands of acres of public lands that border Mexico to illegals and drug cartels.
When I enlisted in the United States Air Force on 15 March 1960, took the following oath:

I, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.

I took that to mean the entire Constitution, not just the parts I felt like defending. How can we abandon our Constitution, our property, our public land, our rights and our safety to Mexican criminals? How can we do such a thing? Are we not men and women of honor? Do our laws mean so little to us that we let foreign criminals trample them with impunity? I am ashamed that we do not have the will to put an end to this madness – this absurdity – this obscene misinterpretation of duty. “Our borders are too big to defend and some laws cannot be enforced,” so says the Commander- in- Chief. Obama is no Commander- in- Chief and he is no leader. He is a coward and a phony. He is certainly not Presidential material. He is the slimiest of politicians.

I can only hope that Americans will repudiate this man’s policies via ballot box in the coming elections. For if we do not have the will to stand up and demand that our Constitution be respected, then we have no right to demand that we be respected.

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